Crime

Man arrested after woman reports kidnapping and assault

Linarez Romualdo-Narciso
Linarez Romualdo-Narciso

A man was arrested after a woman told police she was held against her will and assaulted after she refused to have sexual intercourse with her alleged attacker, authorities said.

Linarez Romualdo-Narciso, 33, of Myrtle Beach, was charged with first-degree domestic violence, criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, and kidnapping, according to jail records.

Romualdo-Narciso was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center June 9 and is currently being held on a $125,000 bond.

Myrtle Beach police were called about 5:30 a.m. Monday to a home on the 600 block of Ramsey Drive, near Highway 15, where a 39-year-old woman reported the incident.

The victim told police Romualdo-Narciso called her about 3 a.m. while he was heavily intoxicated and said he needed a ride home. The victim said she picked him up, and then they went home and went to bed.

The victim said Romualdo-Narciso demanded sexual intercourse from her and she refused. The victim said Romualdo-Narciso then pulled her out of bed and into the bathroom where he kept her against her will for about 30 to 45 minutes, police said.

The victim said that while in the bathroom, Romualdo-Narciso blocked the door and continued to demand sexual intercourse from her. The victim said she repeatedly refused, and Romualdo-Narciso put her in a headlock and choked her until she was short of breath, authorities said.

The victim said once she broke free, Romualdo-Narciso then told her she was not going anywhere until they had sex, police said.

The victim told authorities she then grabbed a framed mirror off the wall and threw it at Romualdo-Narciso in an attempt to distract him while she tried to escape. The victim said the mirror shattered and small shards of glass cut Romualdo-Narciso on his lower left leg, authorities said.

The victim said she then ran to her car, but Romualdo-Narciso grabbed her shirt and ripped it in an attempt to keep her from leaving. The victim said she was able to get away and lock the car doors, and at that time Romualdo-Narciso went inside the house and went to bed, police said.

Authorities said when they arrived, they saw Romualdo-Narciso’s blood throughout the house. Police said they asked him what happened, and he told them nothing and denied needing emergency medical services.

Police arrested Romualdo-Narciso and learned he had an active arrest warrant in connection with criminal domestic violence from a previous incident and served it on him in addition to filing new charges.

Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.

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